In four months' time, precisely on December 7, Ghana will once again arrive at what historians would refer to as a critical juncture – that point in the life of nations when either as a result of programmed actions or unanticipated circumstances, events unfold and choices are made that will alter the trajectories of these nations for good or for bad.
The adjustments created by these decisions could be short-lived or permanent, depending on the value of the resolve invested by the people.
In 2016, when Ghanaians went to the polls in another historic attempt to decide the destiny of a nation, things looked promising, because a solid foundation was laid for a smooth take-off.
The decision was a straightforward one, a tried and tested leader, against the 'try me' leader, who leveraged his decision on promises of heaven.
Unfortunately, human beings since time immemorial have not changed. The spirit of 'wait' always give way to the spirit of eat today and tomorrow will take care of itself.
For the first time in a long time, seeing was no longer believed, as nothing president John Dramani Mahama, did, which was tangible could convince Ghanaians that, he was the best leader for this country.
Ghanaians, fell on their own sword, when they voted overwhelmingly for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Leadership builds a solid foundation, it recognizes the future rather than the present, it sees beyond today, so that the generations yet unborn, will not grow in a country, where to make it in life you have to look elsewhere, seek for what has come to be known as greener pasture.
President Mahama, put his presidency on the line, when he took decisions that are far-reaching, but unfortunately the same faith that befall Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, our founder and first president, befell him.
Ghanaians behave like there is no tomorrow. We are so selfish we forget that we carry the torch for the next generation. Today the footprints of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, are the living testimonies of a prosperous nation. Talk of the Tema Motorway, the Tema Township, the Atomic Energy Commission, the Akosombo Dam etc.
John Mahama, will be fondly remembered as the leader, who lived lasting legacies, a few such as the Circle Interchange, the University of Ghana Medical Centre, The kotoka International Airport Terminal 3, among others will suffice.
It is obvious that, we sold our cat and gone for a dog. The same sweet words that, hoodwinked Ghanaians into voting for Akufo-Addo, is what has culminated in the misrule that we witness today. Akufo-Addo, wants to talk his way out of every problem. Every step he takes set the course of this country ten years back. Certain decisions that gave his predecessors sleepless nights for which they decided to implement, Akufo-Addo, does not bat an eyelid to take it.
The more we complain, like a parent who will beat the child and deny him or her of crying, we are told to keep quiet and suffer in silence.
Many Ghanaians, who gave Nana Addo, that chance had thought that at his age and the frailty that comes with age, he will listen to the voice of God and his own inner voice, but I guess, he wants the presidency more than his own life. He is ready to silence any voice, break any hardworking bone, and circumvent any law, for as long as he will remain in power.
The pattern of misrule keeps getting worse by the day. The lawlessness, abuse of power and corruption currently on display is absolute.
But when God, the almighty in his wisdom, creates a problem for you, he gives you a solution. As a Muslim, Allah tells us in the Holy Quran in Surah El-Inshirah in Chapter 94.5 that "Fe inne maal usri yusra" "For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease".
Allah, has sent President Mahama, like Moses to rescue us from the misrule of Akufo-Addo. This is why I am hopeful that Ghanaian, will wake up from their slumber and remember that words does not build a nation, but action does.
On my part as a citizen and a voter;
I will vote for John Dramani Mahama, because he understands the problem of Ghana as a country. I will vote for JDM because he has done it before and he will do it again.
I appeal to all the eligible voters to help this country move away from the wrong side of history by picking JDM.
I appeal to all well-meaning Ghanaians to return Ghana back to normalcy by standing up for JDM.
I plead with the voters to stop this idea that Ghana is a bad advertisement of governance. I urge the voters to think Ghana today outside primordial sentiments, ethnic and religious preoccupation.
This country cannot continue to nose dive in the age of success, we have take enough steps backwards, it is time to leap frog into the future and claim our rightful place among the comity of nations..
John Dramani Mahama, is an honest man who is worth more to the society than all the crowned ruffians that rule today.
President Mahama, is the most disciplined, the most courageous, and the most outstanding in terms of experience and track record.
A former president, a former vice-president, a former legislator, a former minister, and a committed patriot, who loves his country and has given his all, he has been tested and therefore can be trusted.
We must reverse this dangerous trend. We have to stop the momentum of those who torment and abuse us as a people. This is our chance!
John Knox, a Scottish reformer, clergy and writer says "give me Scotland or l die." Today I say give me JDM in December or l and the country die….